My Five Golden Rules for Successful Fundraising

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Kathryn Worthington was until recently Arts Fundraising Fellow at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.  She has recently begun her new role as Alumni Relationships and Database Officer at Mansfield College, Oxford.  Here, Kathryn shares her five golden rules for successful fundraising. Whether you’re in conversation with a person who has the potential to make a transformative …

Year 3 Fundraising Fellowships: Supporting Growth and Change in Cultural Fundraising

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We bade a fond farewell to our 25 Year 3 Fundraising Fellows at the start of September 2016.  We’ve now had a bit of time to reflect on their year and the programme’s overall achievements.   These are significant, in terms of learning, job creation, capacity-building and income raised. The majority of the 25 Fellows have …

Friend or Foe? Collaboration in Fundraising

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Michaela Clayton was Arts Fundraising Fellow for People United until September 2016, and is now Trusts & Foundations Officer at Cardboard Citizens. Reading the line ‘still only able to fund 1 in 10 applications that are submitted’ (Paul Hamlyn Foundation) from Kathryn Worthington’s Blog sends shivers down my spine when it comes to applying for funding …

Capital Fundraising: The Legacy of Cultural Regeneration

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Heather Holcroft-Pinn was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Tobacco Factory Theatres. Heather helped to raise new funds from Trusts & Foundations, both to support education work and the organisation’s future capital plans.   Since the 1970’s cultural buildings have played an integral part in the regeneration of Bristol. From the key role played by Arnolfini and Watershed in …

Forsaking Funding-Speak: Why Evaluation Needs Creativity

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Sophie Mak-Schram was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Punchdrunk until September 2016, and has remained with the organisation as Development Assistant. Can the two professional arts fundraisers please email me?” read the mail-out. Nadja and I had ventured along to see how we could contribute towards the ambitions of DIY Space for London, a cooperative arts space in South London. …